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Women's Caring : Feminist Perspectives on Social Welfare - Carol Baines

Women's Caring

Feminist Perspectives on Social Welfare

By: Carol Baines (Editor)

Paperback Published: 24th December 1998
ISBN: 9780195413021
Number Of Pages: 263

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Most of the caring work in our society is done by women. This work is often hidden in the roles of mothers, daughters, and wives and is undervalued outside the home as women work in the community as volunteers, in the 'caring' professions, and in low-wage jobs in hospitals, child-care centres, and homemaking services. In this second edition of Women's Caring, a ground-breaking feminist perspective on social welfare in Canada, the editors and their contributors have added three new chapters - on women of colour, women abused in intimate relationships, and Canada's live-in caregiver policy. As well, the entire book has been widely updated and revised to reflect the changed legal, political, and policy contexts and the growing literature on the formal paid and informal unpaid caring work that women perform.

Perspectives on Caring
Women's Caring: Work Expanding, State Contracting
Women's Professions and an Ethic of Care
Gender, Poverty, and Women's Caring
Caring and Women of Colour: Living the Intersecting Oppressions of Race, Class, and Gender
Living the Realities of Care
Still Girls Learn to Care: Girls Policed to Care
Dutiful Daughters and Undemanding Mothers: Constraining Images of Giving and Receiving Care in Middle and Later Life
Caught in Tangled Webs of Care: Women Abused in Intimate Relationships
Contradictions in Child Welfare: Neglect and Responsibility
Policy Directions and Caring Expectations
The Child-Care Debate: Fading Hopes and Shifting Sands
Enter the Filipina Nanny: An Examination of Canada's Live-In Caregiver Policy
From Home Care to Social Care: The Value of a Vision Index
Author Index
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ISBN: 9780195413021
ISBN-10: 0195413024
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 263
Published: 24th December 1998
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Canada
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.4  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised